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Book Title: Living With Cancer: A Collection of Essays from the Gilda's Club New York City Teen Essay Contest|
The author of the book: Tonya Hurley
Date of issue: October 20th 2014
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 437 KB
Edition: 212 Books
Read full description of the books Living With Cancer: A Collection of Essays from the Gilda's Club New York City Teen Essay Contest:Living with Cancer presents the winners of the Gilda’s Club® New York City teen essay contest, which put to its young writers the challenge of expressing what it feels like to LIVE with cancer; not to struggle with cancer, or even understand it, but simply to record the honest experience of living with it, alongside it. These essays give voice to teens whose lives and the lives of those they love have been affected by cancer, expressing their experiences with bravery, humor, and above all, honesty. These diverse and inspiring accounts will impress upon readers the openness and emotional maturity of their teen authors, who have found a place in both Gilda’s Club® and within these pages to let go, to be themselves, and to never face cancer alone.
Tonya Hurley is a New York Times and international bestselling author of the ghostgirl series and The Blessed trilogy. Her books are published in nearly 30 countries and in more than 20 languages. Ms. Hurley has worked in virtually every aspect of teen entertainment: creating, writing, and producing two hit TV series; writing and directing several acclaimed independent films, music videos and videogames. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, an active member of the Writer's Guild of America, a member of the Horror Writers Association and has been involved in the Gilda's Club® NYC Teen Essay Contest since its inception.
Gilda’s Club® New York City is named after Gilda Radner, a brilliant comedian and one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. In 1986, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died at the age of 42. During her illness, Gilda was part of a cancer support community which inspired her dream that anyone touched by cancer would receive the kind of emotional and social support she found there. In June, 1995 Gilda’s Club® New York City opened its signature Red Door�her legacy to everyone living with cancer. Today, Gilda’s Club® is a place where anyone touched by cancer…women, men, teens, and children, along with their families and friends can find FREE cancer support. The social and emotional support that is available to all members includes support and networking groups, educational lectures, workshops, and social activities�all in a beautiful, homelike setting in their West Village clubhouse and satellite locations throughout New York City. Thanks to the generous support of friends, corporations and foundations, we have served over 7,200 members in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx since we opened our signature Red Door in 1995. Visit us at http://www.gildasclubnyc.org/.
Read information about the authorTonya Hurley is a New York Times and international bestselling author of the ghostgirl series (Little, Brown) and The Blessed trilogy (Simon & Schuster). Her books are published in nearly 30 countries and in more than 20 languages. Ms. Hurley has a worked in virtually every aspect of teen entertainment: creating, writing, and producing two hit TV series; writing and directing several acclaimed independent films, music videos and videogames. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, an active member of the Writer's Guild of America, a member of the Horror Writers Association Her first novel, ghostgirl was an instant bestseller and received starred reviews from the literary publications Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, VOYA and School Library Journal. The ghostgirl audiobooks are narrated by Parker Posey with original music by Vince Clarke. PRECIOUS BLOOD, the first book in her new, gritty young adult THE BLESSED Trilogy was released September 25, 2012. PASSIONARIES, the second book, was released January 7, 2014. The Blessed audiobook is read by Moonrise Kingdom star Kara Hayward.
Praise for "ghostgirl":
Instant New York Times bestseller.
Instant International bestseller.
"Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe devotees will die for this fantastic, phantasmal read."
– School Library Journal (STARRED review)
"[Hurley] beats out witty teen-speak like a punk-band drummer, keeping the narrative fast-paced and fun yet thought-provokingly heartwarming. Goofy, ghastly, intelligent, electrifying."
– Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)
"Readers with a taste for black humor and satire will feast on Hurley’s crisp, wise dialogue. Anticipate a well deserved cult following."
– VOYA (STARRED review)
"Glittering comedy, a prime exemplar of what might be called demento mori, a growing subgenre of satire about teens who will not or cannot die."
– Publishers Weekly (STARRED review)
"Harry Potter's epic battles against dark forces of evil are nothing compared to Charlotte Usher's struggles with an even more fearsome foe -- high school."
"Offers the answer to the age old question: Who would come to my funeral? And gives fantasy fulfillment for anyone who wanted to be someone else for a day."
– San Francisco Chronicle
"Written with deadpan wit… this is a ‘Wonderful Life’-like tale."
– New York Post
"A sincere (and humorous) exploration of how we all feel invisible at one time or another… a perfect read."
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Pennsylvania Library School Assocation Award Outstanding Author for 2012
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